Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by sleestak240, Dec 30, 2013.
Thanks for enlighting me. I thought those skinny folks I saw were tweekers.
Is there a way to restrict the harvest to west end residents?
I never really realized it before living out there, but people really do come from all over the country to fish those rivers. The magazines and fishing shows have made the OP out to be the working man's Skeena. It drives me crazy to know that a lot of people are putting in some serious travel to go to forks and bonk a native. It may be petty, but thinking about people driving up from Cali or over from Montana to abuse the last of a local resource really gets my goat.
Maybe if you were only eligible to harvest if your residence was in Clallam or Jefferson Counties, maybe Grays Harbor? Actually, I like Smalma's idea more...
Haha I was saying the same thing this summer when people living in "central" Washington were getting all pissed off when "non-locals" were inquiring about the Methow River. There were a few individuals here who would flame the shit out of anyone inquiring about the Methow...then if you brought up them fishing on the OP, they would also flame you. Can't win with some people, best to just move on.
What kinda jerk would live in central WA, and then fish the rivers on the OP?!
Entitlement is a fickle, and irrational feeling I suppose.
We cannot control the current regulations because there are those among us that will not play by the rules... until that is resolved, options like this are DOA. And, it's because of that I say stop fishing over stocks that are in bad shape... us and the tribes.
For any systems that they are deemed fishable... don't keep any...NONE.
The truth is, our pencils are not that sharp and we don't know everything we think we do about the science and future...best to err on the conservative side.
I agree Freestone. ...... There is some common ground there.
People aren't traveling to Forks to "bonk a native." They are traveling there for a chance to fish for steelhead. They may bonk one because it's legal but that's not why they are headed there. Make it CnR on wild fish and those same people will still spend their money traveling to Forks to fish. Folks spend their money to go to BC, Montana, and South Andros for the fishing, not the keeping.
You seem to have a real Shit fetish, there are trained professionals that can help you with this fetish.
You'd better tell him how much she charges per hour...